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Grade: 11

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1 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
2 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, Most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I understand that job titles alone are not sufficient to determine whether or not I meet the minimum qualification requirements. I understand that if I am qualifying based on experience, my resume must include specific duties that I have performed related to the specialized experience requirements contained in the "Qualifications Required" section of this announcement. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement in order to ensure compliance with all requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for professional accounting positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for an auditing position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a Bachelors degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. (May include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in accounting or auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training that included 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses. (May include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.)
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in accounting or auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training. I am also a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor which was obtained through a written examination.
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in acctg/auditing, or a combination of acctg/auditor experience, college-level educ/trng & have completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial work in acct (e.g. 15 S.H.)+(a) I have worked at the full performance level in acctg/auditing; (b) a panel of at least 2 professional accountants have determined that I possess the required professional acctg knowledge/skills/abilities. Provide proof of prior auditing/acctg panel certification.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience/education combination options above.
6 Select the one answer that best describes your specialized experience/education: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in at least one of the following fields: taxes, finance, banking, insurance, real estate, securities, benefit plan administration and practices, government regulatory practices, and/or law, that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform financial audits in the employee benefits field.
  • I have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledge skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledge skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options.
7 Do you have a valid driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Can you operate a moving vehicle? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which response reflects your highest level of education in the field of accounting/auditing? Answer to this question is required
  • Graduate degree or equivalent in accounting/auditing.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/auditing with additional post-bachelor's course work in accounting/auditing.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/auditing.
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have any direct work experience in applying accounting/auditing standards to employee benefit plans? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the statements that describe your experience in oral communication. (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • I have orally presented complex technical information in person, video conferencing, or by phone.
  • I have made speeches or oral presentations to groups conveying complex information.
  • I have conducted interviews to elicit facts or obtain information of a complex nature.
  • I have experience with oral negotiations in adversarial settings or with confrontational individuals or groups.
  • None of the above.
12 From the list below, choose all of the tasks that you have performed as a regular part of your job (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed and/or analyzed plan documents or plan operations for consistency with ERISA.
  • Reviewed and/or analyzed plan documents to carry out plan operations consistent with ERISA.
  • Reviewed and/or analyzed financial data to carry out plan operations consistent with ERISA.
  • Drafted and/or provided consulting assistance in the development of ERISA plan documents or carrying out ERISA plan operations.
  • As an attorney, provided legal counsel or services related to ERISA.
  • None of the above.
13 In situations in which you have been faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select three options that you would be most likely to use to manage them.  Answer to this question is required
  • Consult with others involved in the task(s).
  • Address least complex issues first; then move on to the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Consult with supervisor or project leader to determine priorities.
  • Develop options for addressing multiple issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if others can manage the issue(s).
14 I have proficiency in using the following software applications. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Presentation software
  • Reporting tools
  • Research tools (such as internet search engines or Lexis/Nexus)
  • None of the above
15 From the list below check the statements that reflect work for which you have had one year of experience in applying accounting/auditing standards (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Internal controls
  • Governmental
  • Banking, insurance, or securities
  • Public accounting
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Financial controller
  • None of the above
16 I have worked in an environment or occupation in which communicating with customers or the public by phone or in person was a regular part of my duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 I have experience in an environment or occupation in which composing complex written correspondence or documents was a primary part of my regular duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 I have experience in writing the following: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Complex narrative reports conveying technical, legal, and/or financial findings.
  • Memoranda, summaries, or abstracts consolidating complex facts in a concise manner.
  • Publications, articles, speeches, or press releases.
  • College level research papers.
  • Graduate level or professional school thesis, practicum, or dissertation (or equivalent).
  • Documents analyzing law, regulation, legislation, or public policy.
  • Correspondence of a complex explaining why a practice is not in compliance.
  • Correspondence of a complex business nature.
  • None of the above.
19 Select the responses that describe your experiences (as a regular part of your job) in solving problems. Answer to this question is required
  • As a regular part of my job, I have not been responsible for analyzing data or information, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • With supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group, I have analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
  • I have independently analyzed data or information, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions. Weight:
  • None of the above
20 Select all the responses that describe the methods and sources you have used to gather data and information (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Research websites.
  • Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis (or equivalent).
  • Fact-finding interviews.
  • Case law or legal documents.
  • Government regulations.
  • Organizational policy manuals.
  • Newspapers, magazines, periodicals.
  • Trade or professional association journals.
  • Financial reports.
  • Employee benefit research services (such as RIA, BNA, or equivalent research sites).
  • None of the above.
21 Select the statement that best describes the level of supervision under which you work most effectively. Answer to this question is required
  • I prefer to have a supervisor who sets and assigns my work goals and priorities.
  • I prefer to work collaboratively with a supervisor to develop my work goals and priorities.
  • I prefer to develop my own work goals and priorities and have them approved by a supervisor.
  • I prefer to set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • I prefer to lead others and set their goals and priorities to ensure deadlines are met.
22 Select the environment in which you work most efficiently: Answer to this question is required
  • Routine, specific duties with occasionally changing tasks.
  • Routine, specific duties with constantly changing tasks.
  • Few routine or specific duties, with frequently changing tasks.
  • No routine duties, with an unstructured, creative environment.
23 Check all the responses that apply to your experience in dealing with others in a work setting: Answer to this question is required
  • I have had experience in negotiating and/or resolving difficult and sensitive situations involving antagonistic or hostile individuals with opposing viewpoints.
  • I have had experience in negotiating and/or resolving difficult and sensitive situations involving individuals with diverse backgrounds and adjusting the communication style accordingly.
  • I have had specific training or education in the areas of conflict resolution, negotiation skills, or interpersonal skills development.
  • None of the above.
24 From the following list, select all of the licenses or certifications that you hold. Answer to this question is required
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
  • Certificate in Employee Benefits Law
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • State insurance license
  • State Bar
  • Accredited Paralegal certificate
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Financial/Investment advisory services (such as Certified Financial Planner, Mortgage Broker, Chartered Financial Analyst, etc.)
  • Actuarial
  • Series 3 License
  • Series 6 License
  • Series 7 License
  • None of the above
25 Choose all tasks that you have performed. (Check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered information or data for the purpose of resolving compliance issues.
  • Researched and analyzed laws, regulations, and/or procedures for the purpose of resolving compliance issues.
  • Applied results of analyses to determine compliance with laws, regulations, and/or procedures.
  • Wrote narrative reports of research, investigative findings, or analysis.
  • Participated in or conducted an audit, investigation, or review related to compliance with laws, regulations, or policies.
  • Participated in or conducted an audit, investigation, or review of financial institutions.
  • Participated in or conducted an audit, investigation, or review in the area of ERISA.
  • Participated in or conducted an audit, investigation, or review in the area of employee benefits.
  • None of the above.
26 Select the types of organizations for which you have worked for at least one year. Answer to this question is required
  • Academic institution
  • Accounting firm
  • Banking institution
  • Congress or state legislature
  • Employee Benefits Consulting Firm
  • Employee benefit plan
  • Government regulatory agency
  • Human resources department
  • In-house corporate counsel
  • Insurance Company
  • Investment Company
  • Law Enforcement agency
  • Law firm
  • Mortgage company
  • None of the above
  • Public policy institution
  • State Insurance Departments
  • Third-party administrator